An in-jail, peer-to-peer program aimed at tackling addiction sees progress in Virginia.
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The Orkney Islands have been producing over 100 percent of their electricity needs from renewable energy sources since at least 2013.
Mythology is powerful, but so is journalism.
Fire, climate, and grazing weigh heavily on prairie ecosystems.
A grassroots anti-noise movement aims to silence a serious urban health threat. Not everyone is on board.
US sanctions on Iran hurt ordinary people, not the elite.
With the world drowning in plastic, the need for recycling is more acute than ever. But the industry that handles all that waste is on the verge of collapse.
At Camp 7, the military holds prisoners who were previously held and interrogated by the C.I.A. But in recent years, conditions have eased up a bit.
Dutch engineers hope to make up for past mistakes.
Even if problematic septic systems are identified, many coastal communities lack the money to fix them.
A private prison in Melbourne, Australia is one of the few focusing on reducing recidivism. But like private prisons globally, publicly available information on the facility is scarce.
Pulitzer Center grantee Reese Erlich's first-hand account of Coronavirus quarantine after a trip to Iran.
In the Philippines, frontline health workers are fighting against COVID-19 without protective gear, or health benefits.
This series explores the competing political narratives over the efficacy and morality of private prisons and whether they are good for employees, inmates, and the economies of the small towns that often house them.
Voter suppression, harsh voter ID laws, and voter disenfranchisement are on the rise. How does this affect the competitive Democratic primary and United States' most-watched election?
A Baltimore Sun investigation into Maryland’s child support system and the heavy price it exacts on Baltimore’s poorest families and communities.
“Dashed Dreams: Haiti Since the 2010 Quake” takes a look back at what’s transpired in Haiti since the earthquake and explores how far the politically-troubled country has come 10 years later.
Makoko, one of the most crowded slums in Lagos, Nigeria, is finally being mapped—a project intertwined with the fight for property rights in the community.
As an increasingly severe water crisis grips Mexico City, what will the future look like in a world that is rapidly running out of usable water?
This story examines how the criminal justice system is not equipped to protect women who protect themselves. It is told through the lens of one case—the Alabama murder trial of Brittany Smith.
Can an attorney handle more than 100 criminal cases at a time? That's the reality for a public defender like Jeff Esparza, who represents defendants unable to afford their own lawyers in Kansas City.
The aim of this project is to make a portrait of how life looks like in Amazonian traditional communities surrounded by soy fields.
Forty thousand people live in substandard conditions in downtown Buenos Aires' Villa 31. With property deeds and infrastructure upgrades, can authorities finally resolve the eyesore on their front doorstep?
Reporter Allison Herrera explores a law in Oklahoma called "Failure to Protect," meant to decrease the number of abused children. Sometimes, it's the woman and not the abuser who does more time.
“What Went Wrong?” is a citizen journalism project that focuses a critical lens on failed foreign aid interventions.
In Nome, Alaska, a city reckons with a crisis of unaddressed sexual violence, reports Victoria Mckenzie.
Author and journalist Christopher de Bellaigue reports on assisted dying and euthanasia practices in North America and Europe.
Meet journalist Lauren-Brooke Eisen, who reported on private-public prison initiatives in New Zealand and Australia aimed at reducing recidivism.
Meet journalist Anna Filipova, who is examining how melting permafrost in the northernmost village in Greenland affects the residents' lives.
Old buildings in Havana sometimes collapse without warning, killing or injuring their occupants. Journalist Katherine Lewin discusses the crisis. She traveled to Cuba with journalist Tracey Eaton.
In 1960, about 100,000 turkeys in England suddenly died. Could grain contamination be the cause? Roxanne Scott explores how Nigerian farmers are planning to recover from aflatoxin contamination.
New Zealanders are now the largest group inside Australian immigration detention centers. Journalist Sylvia Varnham O'Regan discusses her reporting on this increasingly divisive issue.
Every aging society faces distinct challenges. But Japan has been dealing with one it didn’t foresee: senior crime.
Nigeria, Russia, and Florida have each had difficulty mounting a strong response to HIV/AIDS, at a time when neighboring countries or states have made progress in bringing their epidemics to an end.
The placebo effect influences all types of healing, from acupuncture to laying of hands to the doctor's office. Science producer for PBS NewsHour Nsikan Akpan journeyed from Mexico to Maryland to learn how it works.
Gomes' image of a sex trafficking survior and her guide dog was chosen as a finalist from over 400 submissions.
Carol Rosenberg speaks about the intricacies of reporting in Guantanamo Bay.
"Broken Justice," a PBS NewsHour podcast supported by the Pulitzer Center, was recognized in the Radio category.
Audience members gathered to hear Palau discuss her reporting on Colombia's peace deal and its aftermath.
Mapping Makoko was announced as a shortlist candidate for the 2020 Sigma Award for Open Data.
Florida newsroom executives and Pulitzer Center Executive Editor Indira Lakshmanan joined the Athena Society in Tampa to have a conversation about the Florida Climate Reporting Network.
Pulitzer Center grantee, Larry C. Price, was awarded an Al Neuharth Innovation in Investigative Journalism Award at the 2019 Online News Association Conference & Awards Ceremony in New Orleans.
In the Pulitzer Center's newsletter from Monday, June 17, 2019: Corrupt cop reigns over Baltimore’s streets, U.S. soldiers deported, and Venezuela’s organ transplant crisis.
How do we bridge gaps between science and religion? Live taping of "On Being" explores the intricacies of how the mind and body interact with reality.
As Mental Health Awareness month draws to a close, we highlight stories by Pulitzer Center student fellows touching on mental health issues around the world.
Pulitzer Center grantees Jeffrey E. Stern, Shiho Fukada, and Nariman El-Mofty each received awards at the 80th Annual OPC Awards.
Cohen and Price were announced as winners of the 2019 NIHCM awards in the Trade Journalism and Digital Media categories respectively.
Students evaluate how climate change is impacting the land, people and wildlife on Cape Cod through close reading of the article "At the Edge of a Warming World" from The Boston Globe.
This resource includes quotes, key terms/names/historical events, and guiding questions for each of over 30 essays and creative works that compose The 1619 Project.
In this 30-45 minute lesson, students evaluate how a photojournalist composes portraits of elderly women in Japanese prisons using details from interviews.
Students will use information from a multimedia story to examine and debate different strategies for combating mosquito-transmitted illnesses.
In this lesson, students listen to a journalist discuss their reporting and then write a commentary. Students were expected to ask questions, take plenty of notes, and come up with a thesis...
After reading Erik Vance's The Science Behind Miracles, students discuss what it means to have a “limitless” world and whether or not science has anything to do with achieving the impossible.
This unit asks middle school students to explore the varying roles beliefs play in people's lives through the lenses of world religions, science, and social relationships.
The following lesson plan explores the concept of suggestibility through taste tests and discussion. Students will learn about the role suggestibility plays in various aspects of their lives.
This lesson was designed for high school or college science courses. Students will conduct an experiment and discuss the historic and current role of hypnosis in the medical landscape.
Students investigate educational resources using diverse media in order to understand how journalists use various mediums to tell different accounts of Ukraine's internally displaced persons.
Students will critically examine the legal, professional and moral obligations of journalists as witnesses to all kinds of human rights violations.
Students read global news articles and design a mock campaign addressing the issue of driving under the influence.